Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Other Woman | Cover Options

I've been playing around with different cover options for my second novel, The Other Woman the last few days... and I need your help choosing the first edition cover.

Take a look and if you have any thoughts and suggestions please comment below and help me find the perfect cover for my second novel that is very close to my heart.


Option 1:


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Option 3:

Option 4:




Option 5:




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Which one do you like best? Which would catch your eye the most in a bookstore??
My target market is ladies.. (obviously,) ranging from their twenties to mid-thirties.

I'd love your to hear your thoughts!

Turns out though that my handsome bearded fellow is also a photographer and a photoshop whizz (is there anything this guy can't do!?) and he's kindly offered to take new photographs to match the theme and edit them into a stunning book cover for me if we can't decide on one of these silly designs I've done.

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77 comments:

  1. Option 1 is the best. I least like option 3 and 6.

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    1. Thanks Megan! Nice to know what people don't like too - I don't want to end up with a cover no ones drawn to!

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  2. I think 2 and 5 are the best... Nr 2 has brilliant idea with visualization of other woman (girl and her picture in the water really suits here), number 5 is really nice (I like the font and I love the picture).
    Why not others???
    I like 1, but its too much as a magazine cover,
    I like 3, but the text is a bit unclear- where is a title, where is the word novel.... confusing... but pic and font are great!
    4 is okey, just not THE BEST
    In option 6 I don't like the font... or maybe it's colour... or maybe its cos of this lips sign.... Something seems not right...
    7 is nice, but I think too simple....

    Hope I helped.... Let us know asap which one you chose!
    good luck!
    xoxo
    anjage.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Anja THANK YOU for such a wonderful, insightful comment. I really appreciate it!!
      Given me lots to go on!! xxx

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  3. I loveddd options 3 and 5!!! However, I'd prefer if the text is more minimalistic in option 3!! I hope this helps, Jade!! <3 Good luck, sweetie!! :)

    http://anshul90.com

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    1. Thank you Anshul!! You're such a sweetheart xxx

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  4. I like option 5 there is a little mystery to it.

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  5. I like 1 and 5 Best. While I love the picture for No. 2 I feel like it does less to pull the reader into the novel. I do also think that No. 5 is something that you would be most likely to see on a book cover so if you wanted to be different I would go with no. 1. It feels like there is a lot of emotion in that picture. Hope this helps!

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    1. I agree that no 5 is the best image for the cover so far - but it needs some more playing around with fonts etc :)
      Thank you JC xxxxxxx

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  6. 1. 5. Or 7! All are really good, but those are my favorite!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie!! No 5 is getting a lot of love! :)

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  7. All nice, but I like the second from the top the most, obviously, I assume they all are great for the content…
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    1. Thanks Mingaile! They are all relating to the content but number 5 is probably is best for the storyline.

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  8. Options 3 and 6 are my favorites. Good luck! your fellow sounds like a keeper. :-)

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    1. He is Daisy - such a freaking sweetheart xx

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  9. I like 1 and 5 best, and I've got my other half looking at this tonight to register his opinion :)

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    1. Thank you for dropping by Dayna and for your feedback! So appreciated xxxxx

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  10. I prefer Option 5. I think it's best to let the reader decide what the characters look like.

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    1. Thank you J.D!! It's amazing to have you stop by my blog and offer advice. Your book sounds incredible and I am so excited to get my hands on a copy

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  11. I'm voting for number 5. Looks mysterious. Good luck!

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    1. I know it really has grown on me too!!! So excited to see it printed and published as the cover eeeep!!!

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  12. No 1 is my favorite because there is something very gentle and fragile about you in the photograph which pulled me in instantly. Then when you add that emotion to the title, I feel drawn to read it.

    No 5 is my least favorite because it seems like such an obvious choice with the title of the book. And there is no face that I can connect to either :).

    My two cents. :)

    With love,
    Silvia

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    1. Thank you Silvia for your advice! I absolutely loved doing this post and felt so touched by the amazing feedback I got from each and every one of you!!

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  13. These are so cool, I can't decide on just one. I love the black and white image and the first, though I think it would look even more provocative (if in tune with the storyline obviously) without the jeans. Just that lovely head piece and green shirt with bare legs. Also the very last cover with the sunrise/sunset is to die for. It might be my favorite of the three.

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. Hey Sonia! Thank you for your comment! It is hard to choose! This was just a silly starting point - so it's good to get the feedback so I can work on it :)

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  14. How exciting for you--your second novel! All great covers, Jade! There's something so captivating about that second option... The reflection in the water lends itself to the title of the book: The Other Woman... Hugs and congrats to you! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Tina!! I loved the second one the most actually but I do worry it portrays something that isn't in the book. xxx

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  15. If you ask me about which one catches my eyes, it will be number 2!!! So mysterious that I'll be curious more about "The Other Woman" !!

    Anyway, nice to meet you, thank you so much for leaving such a kind comment on my blog and following me! I've followed you too!!

    Good luck for the second novel! *now I want to check your page more* XD

    Sherry from ♕ SheemaSherry ♕ blog (www.theshimmeringsheema.blogspot.com)

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    1. Thanks! I love comments like this where I can see you've really thought about it and want to help - really makes blogging worth it xxxxxx

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  16. 2, 3, 5 and 7 are my faves, but that's almost all of them, isn't it? They're all lovely hun. xo

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    1. Hahahahahaha your comment made me laugh more than anyone else's :)
      I'm so like you ;P

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  17. Second and seventh version are my favorites, really awesome!

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    1. Thank you pretty lady for the input! xx

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  18. I think maybe 5? Just basing the plot on the one line teaser that seems more appropriate

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  19. option 1 and 3 are probably our favourites! we can't wait to see which one you settle on!

    M + K

    M + K

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    1. I am leaning towards option 5 actually!! Not confirmed yet though :)

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  20. I think the first or the last xx :)
    Aww that's good your guy can help you out with the cover :) x

    LauraThinksAbout

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    1. Thanks Laura! The last was so rushed so I am a bit disappointed with that one but I did love the first one too :)

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  21. I love the last one, its subtle but still nice

    check me out
    xx
    Tyana
    theluxedition.blogspot.com
    bloglovin.com/theluxedition

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    1. Thanks Tyana, I love the photograph too and feel it could be a lovely cover option

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  22. I like option 5 , it gives a very interesting suspense to what one should expect to read in the story. Looking forward to it.

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    1. Option 5 I really wasn't sure about it but it definitely grew on me over the last few days :D

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  23. I like 2,3 & 5. They look professional. The rest are a bit casual
    xx
    http://www.junewantsitall.com/2014/11/outfit-witching-hour.html

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    1. Thanks June! Great to read your helpful thoughts. Really appreciate it xxxxx

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  24. Congratulations on your novel!! I'd have to say my favourite is a tie (I know, not very helpful but honestly can't decide!! Love them both) between option three and the last one. Can't wait to see which one you settle on :)

    Much love,

    https://alyshamdn.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thank you Alysha! Your input is so appreciated! xxxx

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  25. option two but I don't like the harsh edit. I love the reflection of the girl and the title quite literally portrayed. I haven't read your first one so not entirely sure of the plot but I do get a mystery, maybe a little thriller, love type book? Personally number five is too samey to other book covers. Number four looks like a picture taken from the bf, very love-y. Not sure that helped and I love the title <3 ps. thanks for the lovely long comment on my blog. SO kind :)

    Hope xx
    hopecoyne.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I wish I had the original of photo 2 Hope! It was done by a professional and I never got the originals back :( Such a bummer!! xx

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  26. Second one definitely!!! ;)
    And congrats on you second novel! xoxo
    http://stylesensemoments.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hey Paige thanks for the input! It is a beautiful picture! x

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  28. Hi Jade, I like the first option, with so beautiful colors. I think that your book would stand out on the bookshelf.

    Jasmine x
    For a Real Woman - Instagram - Bloglovin

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  29. I'm definitely feeling Option 3... it's so thought-provoking. Makes me want to read the book to find out who's the lonely one, the protagonist or the other woman. Xx

    Shaqinah from <a href="http://shoesandroses.com>Shoes & Roses</a>

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    1. Thanks Shaqinah! That really helps! xx

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  30. I like the third and the last :) it's nice that your boyfriend is helping you out!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens / Too Faced Giveaway

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  31. I like the 5th cover for the photo and the way the fonts and text is laid out on the 1st cover.

    Good luck :)

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Thanks Corinne, the 5th has definitely become my no 1 too :)

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  32. This is so exciting!! My favourite is number 7

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  33. Such a hard decision. I love #1 & #5 the best out of them all. :)

    ~ Lu

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    1. Thanks Lulu, no 5 definitely took the cake!

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  34. oh my, i never really realized that you write novels, even though it says "novelist" at the top of your blog! how exciting! i like #1 and #3, although i'd possibly change the title of the latter one to be in a straight line. and in any case most of them would make a nice cover, though i'd be most careful in choosing the font so as to not make it look too casual:-) xx

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    1. hahahaha yes well... I didn't write it for the fun of it ;)
      a novelist is indeed what I am! :)
      Thank you for your thoughts and opinions! Really appreciate it xxx

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    1. Thank you Kierra! Why do we keep losing touch!? hahaha xxx

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  36. I'm back! I've missed you friend! Okay I love 2 buuuuut I think it should be 5... the two sets of feet BECAUSE I hate to admit it.. but I am one of those people that TOTALLY judges a book by it's cover. I literally and that's no exaggeration pick the book that looks like it's a sandy, summer-y get away. They're always fun to read. So if you want MORE people reading your story (yes, I think you do.... ;) ) then I would say 5! Plus it's more mysterious..

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